Episode 445: Run, Eat Meat, Repeat with Michelle Hurn

If you are looking for ways to become fat-adapted, then the low-carb, high-fat diet is the best place to start. It’s a way to induce ketosis, which means that your body will start using fat as its primary source of energy instead of carbohydrates. This doesn’t mean that carbohydrates are evil. We need them to provide energy to our muscles during intense exercise. You cannot rely on gluconeogenesis for all your energy needs. It has a limit, especially if you are training a lot. Carbs are an important source of fuel for your muscles and brain, but you need to choose the right type of carbs and add them strategically and intuitively into your meal for maximum benefit.

In today’s episode, I’m chatting with Michelle Hurn. Michelle is an ultra-runner, the author of the Dietitian’s Dilemma, and a registered and licensed dietitian with eleven years of experience as a clinical, acute care dietitian, lead dietitian in psychiatric care, and outpatient dietitian. While practicing inpatient and outpatient care in the hospital setting, Michelle discovered a disheartening connection between the high carbohydrate, low fat, “sugar in moderation” nutrition guidelines she was required to teach and the rapidly declining health of her patients. It simply didn’t work for her and most people. In 2019, Michelle decided to follow an LCHF, high animal protein diet to see if it would alleviate the severe muscle pain she was experiencing. Not only was her muscle pain gone in a matter of weeks, but her decades of anxiety also began to fade.

During the episode, Michelle talks about how you can fuel yourself for endurance sports and how high fat, low carb diet can be liberating and beneficial to you as an athlete. She also dives into carb timing, fasted exercise, and how to match your fuel with your workout.

During this episode, you will learn about;

[00:23] Equips foods’ supplements and why they are the best deal

[02:07] A little bit about our guest today, Michelle Hurn

[06:21] Michelle’s WHY for adopting a low carbohydrate animal-based diet

[12:47] Some internal stresses that Michelle identified in her journey

[16:00] Training your body to be fat adapted and metabolic efficient

[18:12] The diet that transformed Michelle’s life after a long time of trying

[22:18] Michelle’s transition from a typical diet to the keto carnivore diet

[24:22] How to transiting from a low-carb keto diet to adding carbs back into your diet

[29:05] Using context to structure, add, and time carbs right in your diet

[34:18] The benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet to people with eating disorders

[39:19] Fasted exercise and developing a healthy relationship with food

[44:03] Getting enough calories during fasted or non-fasted workouts

[45:22] Michelle’s upcoming conferences and low carb endurances classes

[47:37] Ending the show

Resources Mentioned

Notable Quotes

  • “It’s very liberating to feel full without thinking about food all the time.”
  • “When you become fat-adapted, it’s easy to eat intuitively and balance your macros with exercise.”
  • “You cannot eat intuitively if you’re eating the standard American diet, it sets you up to always be hungry.”
  • “Gluconeogenesis has a limit if you are exercising a lot.”
  • “Low carb doesn’t mean no-carb; use carb strategically and intuitively for maximum benefit.”

Connect With Us  Michelle Hurn

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